Oda Makoto

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ODA MAKOTO. Japanese, b. 1932. Genres: Novels, Literary criticism and history, Novellas/Short stories. Career: Writer, critic, and peace activist. Gakushuin University, Tokyo, Japan, lecturer in political science, 1962-64; Momoyama Gakuin University, Osaka, Japan, associate professor of literature, 1969-72; Hosei University, lecturer in literature, 1978-85; Chiba National University, lecturer in Japanese culture and literature, 1983-84 and 1990-91. Berlin Free University, taught at East Asia Institute, 1985; University of Melbourne, visiting fellow in political science, 1992; State University of New York at Stony Brook, visiting professor of comparative studies, 1992-93. Publications: IN ENGLISH TRANSLATION: Hiroshima (novel), 1981, trans. by D.H. Whittaker as The Bomb, 1990; Stomping on Aboji (novella), 1998. Writes extensively in Japanese. Author of novels, essays, criticism, etc. Address: 1-41-801 Ohama-cho, Nishinomiya, Japan.